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Tuesday, 15 August 2000
Page: 16364

Senator HILL (Minister for the Environment and Heritage) (4:42 PM) —No, that is not the disposition. The issue under the terms of this legislation, as Senator Bolkus knows, requires a consultation with the states before the government endorses a further matter of national environmental significance. That consultation is currently taking place. Whether the government does endorse that additional matter of NES will ultimately be a decision for cabinet to take in some time.